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A színész antropológiájáról
On the Anthropology of the Actor

Author(s): Helmuth Plessner
Contributor(s): Flóra Besze (Translator)
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Játéktér Egyesület
Keywords: Helmuth Plessner;On the Anthropology of the Actor

Summary/Abstract: Helmuth Plessner’s famous study, On the Anthropology of the Actor explores the ways in which the gaze on reality is covered by images in which people are represented with flesh and blood, soul and heart. These images are people embodying people and endowing them with significance. The actor embodies a character with his or her lived body (Leib). And as a gift of the embodiment, the actor’s activity makes it obvious that human nature is capable of representing itself and the embodiment makes it visible that human existence can be represented. ​The actor’s performance is like an anthropological experiment, which reveals that humans are self-representing beings, but they do not dispose of themselves doesn’t rule himself.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 24-32
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Hungarian